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Event Date

March 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Botanical Arts and Crafts

Program Information

Location: Most classes will take place at BRIT or at the FW Botanic Garden. Some classes and workshops will be taught off campus and/or may include field trips to other locations around North Central Texas.

Cost: Class tuition varies depending on the length of the class and materials needed. Please see the individual class listings for exact prices.

Who should attend: GROW Adult Education workshops are open to and suitable for all interested members of the general public.GROW Adult Ed classes are designed for adults 18 and older. Interested children 14 and older are invited to attend classes with a parent or guardian if both individuals purchase a seat. Please don't hesitate to contact Laura Venhaus if you have any questions about this policy. 

Nice to Know: Since you never know where GROW Adult Ed might take you, we recommend that participants dress comfortably in clothes that are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor adventures. A sweater or light jacket is a good idea in case the A/C is working too well and closed toe shoes are always a good idea. Please check individual class listings for any specific requirements and, as always, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at a GROW Adult Ed class soon! 

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Community Education Manager

Join us for this two hour class and discover the versatile Luffa gourd - nature's bath sponge. The first part of the class will discuss how to grow the Luffa, when to harvest it, and how to process the gourds. The second half of this class will explore how to turn the processed gourd into handmade soap.

Instructor Nancy Curl is a member of the Tarrant County Master Gardeners Association who grows gourds and creates soap with Luffas.

Please Note: This class will take place in the Conservation Greenhouse Classroom at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Online registration for this class has closed. A limited number of seats will be available at the door.

$20 members/$25 non-members

About Botanical Arts and Crafts

Get in touch with your inner artist by taking a class in botanical drawing, painting, or photography or by attending one of our hands-on, nature-inspired craft workshops. You will find options for all interests and skill levels. These classes, taught by accomplished, professional artists, will not only allow you to increase your skills but will also enhance your understanding of the natural world.